Having established that God—not herself—is her only reference, Mary moves to the next logical step from Scripture’s perspective: the proclamation of the fear of God.
The terrible might of God; that the mere mention of his name strikes fear and brings the hope of mercy: mercy to those once enslaved and humiliated like Mary.
In our fake philosophical systems of human mercy and institutional compassion, we pretend that mercy and fear are alien to each other. That’s because wealthy, comfortable westerners cannot understand the perspective of a humiliated Roman slave, rescued by a God mightier and much more to be feared than her Roman taskmasters.
Given the state of things in 2022, maybe we should heed Mary’s warning.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:49-50
Episode 443; Luke 1:49-50
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